In Durban, Veolia recycles 98% of the SWTW plant's wastewater. Once treated, it is reused by local industries in their production processes. This solution brings several benefits:
• Recycling wastewater for industrial reuse helps to reduce water withdrawal in the environment and allows the allocation of more water resources to the production of drinking water: an additional 47,000 cubic meters of drinking water per day are made available to the city’s inhabitants, the equivalent of 13 Olympic swimming pools.
• Using recycled water also enables industrials to reduce their costs: the project’s partners achieve 5 million euros in annual savings.
Veolia implemented this virtuous solution of adaptation to climate change within the framework of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), the first ever signed in South Africa.
of the SWTW plant's wastewater
Additional 47,000 m3
of drinking water produced each day
5 million euros
of annual savings for industrial partners